New Year's resolutions are made by millions of people...probably even billions of people...every year all over the world. With the billions of "goals" that are set each year, I can't help but wonder how many are actually fulfilled. I know I've personally made goals that seem to fade away as time goes by. How about you?
Despite my past failures, I've found ways to ensure I stay focused on my goals. To help you stay on track and be successful this year, I'd like to share some tips that may help.
Make each goal precise and measurable. If you don't know precisely what you want, you won’t really know what you’re striving for and wander aimlessly. Also, if you don’t make your goal measurable, you won’t know whether or not you achieved it. Be sure to include a time line.
Write each goal down and create sub-goals that you will need to achieve in order to fulfill the main goal.
Share each goal with someone who can help hold you accountable and create milestones you can achieve along the way. Be sure to check in regularly with your mentor or buddy to ensure you are on track.
Measure results and change course if off track. If you find you are wandering off course, ask “why?” Find out what’s amuck and create a plan to get back on course.
Celebrate success. With each accomplishment, pat yourself on the back! It’s great to keep a “check list” of milestones so you can see them checked off as they are accomplished.